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Main topic: Wiki farm
Founded by: Wiki farm founder
(founder and CTO, etc)
Owner / CEO: Linger Media Company (owner)
Engine: MediaWiki
Farm topic: Miscellaneous
Status: Dead
This ScribbleWiki has been dead (offline) since early 2008.
This Category: ScribbleWiki is either empty, or sparsely populated,
and needs to be 'populated' with articles, stubs (and / or other categories)
relevant to the subject matter of this specific category.

Include an article page in this category via one (or more) of three methods:
a. add ScribbleWiki in the appropriate field of its infobox template
b. 'tag' a word within the prose of the article, eg. {{tag|ScribbleWiki}}
c. add [[Category:ScribbleWiki]] at the bottom of its edit box.

ScribbleWiki is a former MediaWiki wiki farm which was founded in 2007 in Vancouver, Canada, that announced permanent closure of the service due to a server crash, and claimed failure of their (unnamed) backup service, to provide them with a backup. (29th Sept 2008) (The blog has since deleted all the comments made during the crisis, but some recollections may be found here [permanent dead link] at Lumeniki.)

People who want their own wiki should bear in mind that such disasters can happen. ( MediaWiki backup instructions can be found here.)

ElWiki was another wiki farm that no longer seems to be available. Many free MediaWiki wiki farms are still in service; including: Referata,, Miraheze,, and ShoutWiki.

The begining of the end[edit]

From the official ScribbleWiki blog, via

Wikis Down

July 29th, 2007

Hey Wiki Owners,

The wiki is down right now but we are working on it should only be an hour longer.

Posted by Simon Filed.

Wikis completely or partially archived[edit]

Some of the wikis hosted in ScribbleWiki[edit]

Last list of wikis (probably incomplete) from the Internet Archive WaybackMachine at as of October 2007:

Pages in category “ScribbleWiki”

The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total.

Media in category "ScribbleWiki"

The following 2 files are in this category, out of 2 total.